Need to Know
Please note that E-bikes are not allowed on any non-motorized trails situated on National Forest System Lands.
E-bikes are only allowed on motorized routes as displayed on the local motor vehicle use map; found here:
This trail starts out from the Indian Creek campground/parking area. Just past the gate at the western end of the lot is the Indian Creek trailhead. Follow this trail up about .7 miles to an intersection of a dirt road and two singletrack trailheads, one of which you just ascended. A 'Ringtail' sign clearly marks the trailhead opposite you on the east side of the of intersection.
After entering the trail, you'll ascend for about 1 mile, until hitting a high point. From here it's 95% downhill. Things get looser & tighter as you near the bottom - switchbacks may sneak up on you if you're not careful.
When you reach the bottom, you'll be at the Swallowtail trailhead, which is part of Nelson Ranch Open Space.
You cannot attempt this trail from the opposite side, from CR-5 (Iron Bark Drive), as Roxborough State Park does not allow mountain biking and CR-5 parking is only accessible to residents of Roxborough Private Community.
Shared By: Michael Ahnemann